About this course

VicSRC has created this short course to help school-aged students understand how to use their voice at school to make change.

 This course is for you if you:

  • are curious to learn about student voice
  • want to be involved in decision making at your school
  • are passionate about making school better for everyone

The course is broken up into four chapters, plus an introductory module, as follows:

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to the course!

    • Introduction

    • Course overview

    • Glossary

  • 2

    1: What is student voice?

    • An overview of student voice

    • Student voice, agency and participation

    • Convenient vs inconvenient

    • SRTs, leadership and student voice

    • Summary

  • 3

    2: How do you want to use your voice?

    • What changes do you want to see in your school?

    • Collective student voice

    • Who makes the decisions in your school?

    • Overcoming barriers

    • Summary

  • 4

    3: Real life examples

    • Intro to chapter 3

    • Democracy in the student representative team

    • Students as coaches

    • Student composting project

    • Primary school whole school approach

    • Summary

  • 5

    4: What's next?

    • Next Steps

    • Ideas for school action

    • Student voice around the world

    • Stay involved

    • Feedback survey

About VicSRC

This course is developed and maintained by the Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC). VicSRC was created by school-aged students to be a voice for students at the highest levels of decision making in Victoria, Australia. It exists to empower all student voices to be valued in every aspect of education.

VicSRC is an organisation based in Naarm (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia, but we’ve done our best to make this course make sense for students anywhere in the world!

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